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by arieshiker
April 7th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three, three hikes in one report
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Three, three hikes in one report

Thanks. I totally agree about the aroma.....very much surprised, but it was pretty clear, looking around, that that stretch had suffered a more intense burn than other stretches (not sure if that would matter but …???) Another five feet and the smell was gone.
by arieshiker
April 3rd, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three, three hikes in one report
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Three, three hikes in one report

Three for the price of one here - maybe a first? I’m still doing some conditioning hikes and will be probably for most of this year, then I’ll turn 80 next year and wonder why I did all this. Til then, this is what I love to do, and as long as my legs let me go vertical and will go back and forth, t...
by arieshiker
January 26th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CottonwoodCanyon - 1-24-19 - Pinnacles Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 558

CottonwoodCanyon - 1-24-19 - Pinnacles Trail

Short report on a short rehab hike as I try to get back in condition from some forced couch potato time. This was my 8th hike on this trail, and it never ceases to be enjoyable. With the river and potential for wildlife, and the scenery, it's always a little different each time. Only wildlife this t...
by arieshiker
November 4th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: Deschutes State Park

Water tower is gone too
by arieshiker
November 1st, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: Deschutes State Park

I wasn't out that far Charley, so I can't say, but from every report I've heard/read, if it was standing in the fire's way, it got burned - if the railroad car and buildings were burned, the tree likely took a big hit, however, as you hike along the trails many of the trees got burned but perhaps no...
by arieshiker
October 29th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: Deschutes State Park

Jerry - yes, the old wooden rail car at about 5.7 miles in burned - gonna miss that lone hunk of shade for a lunch break. The campsite outhouses all survived. From what I was told, they had crews out there, and when I passed by the first one going up the hill between miles 3 and 4, it looked just fi...
by arieshiker
October 29th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: Deschutes State Park

Amazing imagery, Adam - thanks...….sure looks that way along the river. Can't imagine it looking any better up over the hills, but they were putting a lot of effort into containment where the winds weren't howling, which seemed mostly driving the fires south and east. I believe those winds also help...
by arieshiker
October 29th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Deschutes State Park

Haven’t seen any recent reports from the Deschutes State Park area, so I thought I’d post a few remarks from several hikes I’ve taken from a few days before the big fire and since. The park campground wasn’t affected much by the fire thanks to 24/7 work from all the crews, many of whom were staged t...
by arieshiker
October 18th, 2017, 4:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soda Peaks Lake and Observation Peak
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Re: Soda Peaks Lake and Observation Peak

Nice!!! So much beauty. Scary thought re: your "refugee" observation: Those new tracks on the non-Gorge trails will be flip-flops and strollers.
by arieshiker
September 24th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Colorado and Utah - 9/10-18/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Colorado and Utah - 9/10-18/2017

What started out as a simple visit to my dad's grave in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, morphed into a major loop trip down to Great Sand Dunes, Lowry Pueblo Ruins, Mesa Verde, up to Colorado National Monument (outside Grand Junction, Co.) then up to Dinosaur National Monument then back to r...